Famous Birthdays on June 21

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 280

  • 1002 Pope Leo IX [Bruno, Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg], Catholic Church's 151st pope (1049-54), born in Egisheim, Alsace, Upper Lorraine, France (d. 1054)
  • 1226 Bolesław V the Chaste, High Duke of Poland (1243-79), born in Stary Korczyn, Busko, Poland (d. 1279)
  • 1528 Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (1564-76), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1603)
  • 1577 Giovanni Del Turco, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1647)
  • 1639 Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1723)
  • 1640 Abraham Mignon, Dutch still life painter, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1679)
  • 1646 Maria Francisca of Savoy, Queen consort of Portugal, born in Hôtel de Nemours, Paris, France (d. 1683)
  • 1668 Cajetan Kolberer, composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1732)
  • 1706 John Dollond, British optician and owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens, born in London, England (d. 1761)
  • 1712 Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral, born in Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1790)
  • 1730 Norinaga Motoori, Japanese scientist, born in Matsuzaka, Japan (d. 1801)
  • 1732 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer and 5th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1795)
  • 1740 Hendrik van Wijn, Dutch histrorian and archivist (Algemeen Rijksarchief), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1831)
  • 1750 Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French artist, born in Le Havre, France (d. 1818)
  • 1759 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1817)
  • 1763 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, born in Sompuis, France (d. 1845)
  • 1764 Sidney Smith, British admiral, born in Westminster, London (d. 1840)
  • 1774 Daniel D. Tompkins, American politician, 6th US Vice President (1817-25), born in Scarsdale, New York (d. 1825)
  • 1781 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (the Poisson distribution), born in Pithiviers, France (d. 1840)
  • 1782 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general, born in Olkhovatsky District, Russia (d. 1852)
  • 1788 Princess Augusta of Bavaria, born in Strasbourg (d. 1851)
  • 1790 Wilhelm Speyer, German violinist and composer, born in Offenbach, Hesse, Germany (d. 1878)
  • 1791 Robert Napier, Scottish marine engineer, born in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (d. 1876)
  • 1798 Wolfgang Menzel, German writer, born in Waldenburg, Silesia (d. 1873)
  • 1805 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1841)
  • 1805 Charles Thomas Jackson, American physician and geologist, born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1880)
  • 1811 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (bioelectricity), born in Forlì, Papal States (d. 1868)
  • 1817 James Brewerton Ricketts, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1818 Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1818 Joseph Abel Haskin, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1823 Edward Elmer Potter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1823 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1873)
  • 1825 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop of Oxford, born in High Street, Knaresborough, England (d. 1901)
  • 1832 Joseph Rainey, American politician, 1st African American in US House of Representatives (1870-1879), born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1887)
  • 1839 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1908)
  • 1839 John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1867)
  • 1844 Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway) (d. 1909)
  • 1851 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1859 Henry Ossawa Tanner, American artist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1937)
  • 1862 Henry Holden Huss, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1953)
  • 1862 Johannes Schlaf, German writer and translator, born in Querfurt, Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1862 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince, son of King Mongkut and brother of King Chulalongkorn and historian, born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1943)
  • 1863 Max Wolf, German astronomer, pioneer in the field of astrophotography, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1864 Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1945)
  • 1865 Herbert Brewer, English composer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1928)
  • 1866 Lena Rice, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1890), born in Marlhill, Ireland (d. 1907)
  • 1868 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist, born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England (d. 1946)
  • 1870 Clara Immerwahr, German chemist, first woman to be awarded a doctorate in chemistry in Germany, born in Polkendorf, Silesia Province, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1915)
  • 1873 H. M. Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle), born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1876 Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist (helium vast), born in Texel, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1879 Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist and illustrator (Candide), born in Montemurlo, Italy (d. 1949)

  • 1880 Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician, born in Alma, Wisconsin (d. 1961)
  • 1880 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1941)
  • 1882 Rockwell Kent, American artist, painter and illustrator (Canterbury Tales), born in Tarrytown, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1882 Lluís Companys, Spanish politician, 123rd President of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1933-40), born in El Tarròs, Urgell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1940)
  • 1883 Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement), born in Bolshaya Chernavka, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1884 Claude Auchinleck, British Army commander during the Second World War, born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1887 Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist, born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (d. 1956)
  • 1889 Ralph Craig, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Frank Sherman Land, founder of the Order of DeMolay, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • 1891 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1891 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (Nuove Struttura), born in Sondrio, Italy (d. 1979)

Person of interestReinhold Niebuhr

1892 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man), born in Wright City, Missouri (d. 1971)

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • 1893 Alois Hába, Czech composer, born in Vizovice, Zlín Region, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)
  • 1896 Dorothy Stickney, American actress (And So They Were Married), born in Dickinson, North Dakota (d. 1998)
  • 1896 Charles B. Momsen, American inventor, born in Flushing, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1898 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer, born in Chicago (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer killed during the Holocaust, born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1900 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1976)

Person of interestHowie Morenz

1902 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1903 Louis Krasner, Ukrainian-American violinist, born in Cherkasy, Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (NINA, NY Times), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1905 Jacques Goddet, French sports journalist and publisher (Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2000)

Person of interestJean-Paul Sartre

1905 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • 1906 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1906 Lluís Maria Millet, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1990)
  • 1906 Harold Spina, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1908 William Frankena, American philosopher, born in Manhattan, Montana (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Kurt Schwaen, German composer, born in Katowice, Poland (d. 2007)
  • 1910 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1966)
  • 1910 Charles Jones, composer, born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1910 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and editor in chief (Novyj Mir), born in Zagorye, Russian Empire (d. 1971) [OS=June 8]
  • 1912 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1989)
  • 1913 Irving Shulman, American author and screenwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • 1914 William Vickrey, Canadian economist (Nobel 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Joe Bamford, British manufacturer and multi-millionaire, born in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England (d. 2001)
  • 1918 James Bysse Joll, British historian, born in Bristol, England (d. 1994)
  • 1918 Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1919 Gérard Pelletier, French-Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat, born in Victoriaville, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC), born in Knockando, Morayshire, Scotland (d.1994)
  • 1921 Frank Scott, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Jane Russell, American actress and leading sex symbol in 1940s-50s (The Outlaw), born in Bemidji, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)

Person of interestJudy Holliday

1921 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • 1921 Jean de Broglie, French politician, born in Paris (d. 1976)
  • 1922 Jim McConnon, English cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954), born in Burnopfield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1923 John Compton, American actor (Shannon-D.A.'s Man), born in Lynchburg, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian cartoonist and jazz clarinetist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1924 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker, born in Paris (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian and politician, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Conrad Hall, Tahitian-American cinematographer, born in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Jackie Collum, baseball player
  • 1928 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Valentin Gavriyilovich Yershov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1929 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*)
  • 1929 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
  • 1929 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Gerald Kaufman, British Labour MP, born in Leeds (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Mike McCormack, NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia)
  • 1930 Patricia Lindop, radio biologist
  • 1930 Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)
  • 1931 Lawrence K Grossman, American news president (PBS, NBC-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Margaret Heckler, US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)
  • 1931 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), born in Syracuse, Sicily (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Bernard Ingham, British journalist and press secretary for Margaret Thatcher, born in Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
  • 1932 Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1932 Ocie Lee "OC" Smith, US jazz singer (Little Green Apples) d. 2001
  • 1933 Bernie Kopell, American actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Wulf Kirsten, German writer, born in Klipphausen, Meissen
  • 1935 Francoise Sagan, [Quoirez], French novelist (Bonjour Trieste), born in Cajarc, France
  • 1935 Monte Markham, American actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas), born in Manatee County, Florida
  • 1937 Anna Davies, prof of Comparative Philology (Oxford U)
  • 1937 John Edrich, cricketer (England left-handed batsman, 310* v NZ 1965)
  • 1938 Dan Burton, (Rep-R-IN, 1983- )
  • 1938 James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England)
  • 1938 Ron Ely [Ronald Pierce], American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage), born in Hereford, Texas
  • 1939 Charles Boone, composer
  • 1939 Ruben Berrios, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1940 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher
  • 1941 Pia J Barendrecht, Indonesian/Dutch actress (Pinokkio)
  • 1941 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor
  • 1942 Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1942 William Bradford Reynolds, US Assistant Attorney General (1981-88), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1942 Togo West Jr., American attorney and public official (3rd Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1998-2000), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Henry S. Taylor, American writer
  • 1943 Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1944 Corinna Tsopel, Greek actress (Man Called Horse) and Miss Universe 1964, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1944 Frans Luitjes, Dutch athlete
  • 1944 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1944 Miguel Danus, Vicens rocker
  • 1944 Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks), born in London
  • 1944 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), born in Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Chris Britton, England, rock guitarist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • 1945 Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher, poet
  • 1946 Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
  • 1946 Kate Hoey, British MP (Labour)
  • 1946 Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense)
  • 1946 Maurice Saatchi, English advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 1946 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author
  • 1947 Dana Rohrabacher, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1947 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange)
  • 1947 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties, Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • 1947 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestShirin Ebadi

1947 Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and 1st Iranian Muslim woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize (2003), born in Hamadan, Iran

Lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi
Lawyer and human rights activist
Shirin Ebadi
  • 1948 Ian McEwan, English writer (Atonement), born in Aldershot, England
  • 1948 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (1st Indigenous Australian to win a world title), born in Drouin, Victoria (d. 2011)
  • 1948 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer (The Witcher), born in Łódź, Poland
  • 1949 Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • 1950 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Terry Miskolczi, Dunnville ON, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Alberta-3rd)
  • 1950 Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • 1950 Gérard Lanvin, French actor
  • 1951 Nils Lofgren, guitarist/singer/songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director

Person of interestBenazir Bhutto

1953 Benazir Bhutto, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1953 Charlie Moore Jr, baseball player
  • 1953 Robyn Douglass, American actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy), born in Sendai, Japan
  • 1953 Michael Bowen, American actor
  • 1953 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • 1954 Anne Kirkbride, Oldham Lancashire, English actress (Deidre-Coronation Street)
  • 1954 Jeremy Coney, cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters)
  • 1954 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Müjde Ar, Turkish actress
  • 1954 Mark Kimmitt, American Army general, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2008-9), born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • 1954 Robert Menasse, Austrian writer
  • 1955 David Marshall Grant, actor (Legs, French Postcards), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • 1955 Leigh J McCloskey, actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Michel Platini, French footballer
  • 1956 Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1957 Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
  • 1957 Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1957 Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013)
  • 1958 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • 1959 Kathy Mattea, country singer (Love at the Five & Dime)
  • 1959 Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1961 Kip Winger, rocker (Winger-17)
  • 1961 Manu Chao, Spanish musician
  • 1961 Sascha Konietzko, German musician
  • 1961 Karen Barber, ice skater

Person of interestJoko Widodo

1961 Joko Widodo, Indonesian politician (President of Indonesia 2014), born in Surakarta

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo